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#TheSeason2020-21: Rocky Bayou Christian

Hey guys!

The work continues. We are bringing back, for its seventh year, #TheSeason. We didn’t do these first year, but have ever since. It’s something nobody else does. We compile all season records and write a wrapup for each team. To get them completed more quickly, we are summarizing these a bit more than in seasons past.

Today, we start our final six teams in 1A, with District 1’s Rocky Bayou Christian.

ROCKY BAYOU CHRISTIAN

You can see everything I have on the Knights in 2020-21 here –>  ROCKY BAYOU CHRISTIAN

Win/loss record: 5-4 in dual meets reported to Matmen.

Season in a nutshell:

  • 7th at Ryan Blackwell Invitational, 12/12 (12 teams)
  • 2-1 (2nd) at 1A-District 1 Duals, 12/18 (8 teams, 6 competing)
  • T-6th at Scott Simpson Invitational, 12/19 (9 teams)
  • 0-1 (quarterfinalist) at 1A-Region 1 Duals, 1/14 (7 teams)
  • 4th at Arnold Holiday Tournament, 1/18 (11 teams)
  • 7th at 2nd Annual George Mulligan Memorial, 1/22-23 (18 teams)
  • 3-2 (T-4th) at Timberwolf Duals, 2/6 (10 teams)
  • 2nd at Gator Brawl, 2/13 (9 teams)
  • 3rd at 1A-District 1, 2/18 (8 teams)
  • 20th at 1A-Region 1, 2/26-27 (30 teams)

Projected key returners (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) for 2021-22 (with year in school as of next season): Thomas Pluhar (8th, 11-19 at 106, district 4th, 0-2 at regions); Owen Parry (sophomore, 16-18 at 126, district runnerup, 1-2 at regions); Luke Latham (senior, 28-11 at 132, district runnerup, 1 match from states); Ethan Heathershaw (freshman, 13-20 at 138, district 3rd, 0-2 at regions); Darion Fannon (sophomore, 5-12 at 145, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Noak Lutsko (senior, 10-21 at 145, did not compete in post-season traditionals); Jaden Scruggs (senior, 20-13 at 170, district 3rd, 0-2 at regions); Peyton Andersen (senior, 24-14 at 182, district runnerup, 1-2 at regions); Russell Merrifield (senior, 16-19 at 195, district 5th).

Projected losses (10+ matches or post-season experience this past season) via graduation unless otherwise noted: Calvin Wells (26-11 at 152, district champ, 1 match from states); Andrew Pierpoint (2-11 at 160, district 3rd, 0-2 at regions); Kyle Burden (22-10 at 285, district runnerup, 1-2 at regions).

2020-21 MVP: Calvin Wells

  • 3-2 (7th) at Ryan Blackwell
  • 3-2 (3rd) at Scott Simpson
  • 4-1 (2nd) at Arnold Holiday
  • 2-3 (6th) at 2nd Annual George Mulligan Memorial
  • 5-0 at Timberwolf Duals
  • 4-0 (1st) at Gator Brawl
  • 5-2 in post-season series (see above)

2021-22 captain: Luke Latham

  • 3-2 (3rd) at Ryan Blackwell
  • 3-0 at 1A-District 1 Duals
  • 4-0 (1st) at Scott Simpson
  • 4-1 (2nd) at Arnold Holiday
  • 3-1 (2nd) at 2nd Annual George Mulligan Memorial
  • 2-3 at Timberwolf Duals
  • 4-0 (1st) at Gator Brawl
  • 5-3 in post-season series (see above)

2020-21 Zander Laurin Warrior: Thomas Pluhar

  • Second-year varsity starter even still being in middle school
  • After a first year with no contested victories, won nine matches by fall and a tenth by decision, with a .500 tournament (including three pins) at George Mulligan
  • Had two pins at districts, good enough to secure a space in Region 1 tournament field as a middle-schooler
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